Obedience is not: Doing what God says - by you.
Obedience is: Letting Him do what He says - through you.
Willem De Vink - Genade Op Genade (p.215)
1 pet 1:22 NKJV Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:
rom1:5 NASB through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name’s sake,
joh6:63 NASB It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.
rom7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.
gal5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.